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“Nice boutique hotel, but better be in shape before you go!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Island Inn

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Catalina Island Inn
125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Avalon B&B and Inns
Rancho Cordova, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice boutique hotel, but better be in shape before you go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We arrived early and were pleasantly surprised that rather than leaving our luggage in the lobby until our room was ready, we could fully check in to our room. The air in our room though was stiffing, and, had a musty odor. We called room service and they brought up Febreeze, but, that seemed to make it worse. Opened the patio door and set the decorative bed pillows outside to air. Odor left slowly but, after purchasing Lysol and going through the floors (carpets), a/c unit, door handles, remote, etc.. LOL, it finally went away. All other service when requested was quick with the exception that we asked for Champagne to be delivered prior to our trip, and it wasn't in the room. They didn't deliver that until the last day of check out. Other draw back was the stairs!!! No elevator. So, you are going to have to haul your luggage and yourself up to your room if you aren't able to book the bottom floor. The stairs were next to our room and you could hear folks stomping up and down so that was a bit of a drawback. We didn't have a view but a patio. Ours was a last minute booking, and, so we knew about that before coming. No coffee pot or microwave. So, hot water, tea, and coffee were only available in the lobby during lobby hours.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chula Vista, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband and I visited for a few days in October- The inn was a bit cozy ( std queen room a bit small) but very clean and was updated. You don't spend much time in your room anyway as there is so much to do on the island. Staff was friendly and we took advantage of a couple massage located right in the hotel. Location was great we walked everywhere!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to offer a variety of lodging options and amenities ranging from our standard Queen non-view rooms to luxurious private patio suites and harbor view rooms with balconies. Our location is close to every good thing you'd want to take advantage of in Avalon. Each traveler staying at the Catalina Island Inn can be confident that they will have a clean comfortable room and an excellent staff standing by to insure guests enjoy a memorable visit. Come stay with us again soon! -Jenn
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had not been to Catalina Island for over 20 years. We had an excellent time and plan to return soon, and hope to have the same room at the Catalina Island Inn (harbor view on the 4th floor). There is no elevator, but we did not mind given the beautiful view. The room was comfortable and nicely decorated. The location is great...walking distance to restaurants and the Catalina Express dock.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thanks for your review of the Catalina Island Inn. We encourage guests to book the exact accommodations that they would like. Many return time after time to their favorite "room with a view". And yes, the climb to the 4th floor is worth it to see Avalon's beautiful harbor from the Catalina Island Inn. Come again soon! -Jenn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The hotel is completely renovated in a very tasteful and beautiful way. The quality of the remodel was amazing- lots of attention to detali. For a small hotel.....the bathroom was beautiful. The hotel was immaculate. It did not smell like a hotel....it smelled like a spa. The staff was helpful and friendly. Nice continental breakfast every morning. Great little spa located in the hotel as well. Had an excellent massage.....at a reasonable price for a resort. We were on the 4th floor with a view of the Bay. Our room also had a great balcony!! Highly recommended this Inn!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful review. We are proud of our staff, property and amenities. We're glad you appreciated our contemporary style, custom tiled showers in the newly remodeled rooms, our Spa and our efforts to keep room rates reasonable. Come stay again soon. -Judy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

The room was very clean. We stayed in a king balconey room with bay viewon the 3rd floor (332). The immediate view was the adjacent rooftop and peeling paint..but the harbour viewbeyond was nice. The staff was very friendly and let us store our bags all day Saturday. The shower was amazing with the rock bottom floor and lots of hot water with good pressure. The major drawback was the adjacent vons building..we heard delivery trucks til about 11pm and again in the morning...also the buzz of their AC was louder than the room's own AC. It was nice to have a sliding glass door for airflow but the noise kinda took awy from it. The decor was updated and very nice...Next time I would skip the balconey view and enjoy the hotel in a less expensive room.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for your kind review. Our house keeping staff is diligent and takes tremendous pride in keeping the hotel in pristine condition. The custom tiled showers are awesome, we agree. Our harbor view rooms on the 3rd floor do contend with the adjacent aging Von's building. We are trying to remedy the impact of occasional A/C noise and are confident a solution can be found. Winter Discounts Sunday- Thursday will allow guests to book the larger more luxurious suites at fantastic rates or save even more on our Queen bed non view rooms. We hope to host you again soon. -Judy
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Riverside County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed for three night earlier this month for our honeymoon. We stayed in the first floor in the newly remodel room. The room was beautiful and loved the fireplace and patio. The bathroom was great and the best thing is the room smelled good and was very clean.

The staff was very friendly and assisted us in letting us know where we could schedule tours and where we could eat.
Wished I would of stayed longer.

Room Tip: If you can pay for the first floor rooms, it is well worth it. If you don't mind not having a v...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I were very pleased with, our room,the staff, the owner,and the rates. We generally stay at 4 star hotel's, l would rate this one at 5.This is a hidden treasure. We were very comfortable, and would strongly recomend staying at Catalina Island Inn.Our 2 night stay turned into 4. It's not often a hotel changes my mind, but , this one did !!!! Looking foreward to our return, and bringing our friends. Great Hotel !!!!!!

Room Tip: King room w/Balcony... TRUST ME !!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennnifer F, Manager at Catalina Island Inn, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. The Catalina Island Inn is tucked in close to the bustle of downtown yet a culture of calm for vacationers. Come again! We treat returning guests with extra special attention! -Jenn
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Additional Information about Catalina Island Inn

Address: 125 Metropole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Avalon
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spend the night at one of the best Catalina Island hotels, the Catalina Island Inn. Catalina Island is only a short sail away, twenty-two miles, from the California mainland, but a world away from the hectic pace. Catalina Island Inn hotel is located in the heart of Avalon, California, steps away from restaurants, shops, tours and the beach at Catalina Island. Walking is a wonderful way to explore our safe and charming town. Visitors don’t need a car to get around. Almost everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a special Catalina Island vacation in one of the Catalina Island Inn family rooms that accommodate up to five people. Catalina Island Inn is large enough to host family reunions & weddings and intimate enough for a romantic getaway.Whether you are on a solo-adventure or traveling with a crowd, the Catalina Island Inn has something for everyone. Rooms ranging from moderate priced twins or queen bed to luxury, harbor view, kings are available. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a clean, contemporary island motif. We are one of the most romantic Catalina hotels. Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at the Catalina Island Inn hotel.The Catalina Island Inn is pleased to announce the opening of its new ground floor Patio Rooms!!! 5 spectacular new King bedded rooms and private patios with custom fireplaces, nurturing textures, spacious tiled showers, free wi-fi, flat screen TVs, quiet comfort, and lush contemporary décor. A handicap-accessible guest room is also available. It features unique luxury and also meets all ADA guidelines for wheelchair guests needing special conveniences. It includes easily accessible thresholds, widened doorways in addition elegant amenities. ... more   less 
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Catalina Island Hotel Avalon
Catalina Island Inn Avalon, CA

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